Celebration
by Game

Album: Jesus Piece (2012)
Charted: 81

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Game's fifth studio album, Jesus Piece was produced by Cool and Dre with their protégé SAP and features additional rhymes from fellow rappers Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. Initially Khalifa was not featured in the song, hence his short verse.
  • The song samples Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's 1995 hit single "1st of tha Month." Game told MTV News that he'd been looking to borrow from the song throughout his career without taking too much of the original. "I grew up in Compton, California, and I'm a huge fan of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony," he said. This is my fifth album, and my whole career I've been trying to figure out how to flip '1st of Tha Month' and I finally did it. I wanted to keep the feel of the song without taking too much of the original."
  • Matt Alonzo directed the song's music video. Game told MTV News the visual has a similar feel to one by his mentor Dr Dre. "The concept of the video is 'Nuthin' But A G Thang,'" he said. "My videos, I don't like them to be fake or feel like anybody gotta act, so we're really having a barbecue out here. It's real food, it ain't no prop food, it's real water guns — everything real."
  • The song title proved to be an apt one for Lil Wayne as when the song debuted at #82 on the Hot 100 dated October 6, 2012, Weezy overtook Elvis Presley's record for the most appearances by a male artist. However, whilst the King was the lead on all 108 of his chart entries, Wayne's 109 charted songs contain only 42 that were led by him, on the other 67 he was a featured act.
  • Game said to Billboard magazine regarding this song: "Last song of the album, because after a great album there should be a celebration. Getting Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tyga and WIz Khalifa on one record is not cheap. After you get 'em on the record, it's a million dollar record and after you get them on the record, to get them on to a video on one day in LA when everybody is rolling around touring and doing their thing was hard too. But we were able to accomplish it, half of the reason is because I have a good rapport with all of those guys."

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